Carbon dioxide equivalent


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Carbon dioxide equivalent

(CO2e)
Emissions of greenhouse gases are typically expressed in a common metric so that their impacts can be directly compared, as some gases are more potent, i.e., have a higher global warming potential than others. The international standard practice is to express greenhouse gases in carbon dioxide equivalents.
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This so-called "cap-and-trade" system works to cut overall greenhouse gas emissions, which are usually measured in carbon dioxide equivalent.
The scheme consists of an environmental scorecard designed to identify areas of improvement and best practice, and a detailed gas emissions programme that provides the farm, cow and litre-of-milk carbon dioxide equivalent scores.
1 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in the form of nitrous oxide.
1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, which represented an increase of 0.
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One unit is equal to 1 ton of carbon dioxide equivalent.
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Reported emission reductions included 222 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTC[O.
These scores are reported in grams of carbon dioxide equivalent per megajoule of fuel.
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